Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Voices From The Land

10.16.08: This page is under construction. Please come back soon for more links to each of these documents!

  • My name is Katherine Smith, a citizen of the Navajo Nation and also a resident of land known as the Hopi Partitioned Lands (HPL) since 1977–because of Public Law 93-531. According to our oral historical traditions, from the beginning of the Fifth World, the Holy People- placed us “the Dineh” with Natural Laws-here within the six sacred Mountains, between the Male and Female Rivers….” Statement by Katherine A. Smith, Elderly resident & Matriarch of Big Mountain, Arizona.
  • Families on Big Mountain receive notices to sign. A Dineh man living on Big Mountain and who wishes to remain anonymous, recieved legal notice from the relocation office that pertains to this recent bill (S. 1003, The Navajo Hopi Land Settlement Act of 1974 Amendments, introduced by Senator John McCain.) The notice states that he needs to come into the office by Oct. 31, 2005 to read some papers and sign up for some relocation benefits and that if he does not, he will be put onto a “no exception” list. He said that other families have been given the same notice.
    The “Forum on Black Mesa: Corporate Globalization & Indigenous Cultural Survival” was held on July 10, 2005 in Flagstaff, Arizona. Summary of excerpts & translation compiled by Bahe Katenay of Big Mountain. 08/01/05
  • FORUM on BLACK MESA: “Corporate Globalization’s Impact on Indigenous Cultural Survival” excerpts & translation compiled by o. johnson 8/1/05. Transcripts in English and Navajo Font. (required for this document)
  • In loving memory Kii Shey 1920 – 2005
  • Press Release – For Immediate Release ‘The Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute’: Hopi Tribe Threatens to Demolish Living and Historic Navajo Homesite 05.12.04
  • We are a few because we stand for the Right of the Core of Indigenous Beliefs. At Thin Rock Mesa in west central Big Mountain, the late Roberta Blackgoat’s homesite still sits with the life and all the glory of the belief systems associated to the Sacred Mountain Soil Bundle of the Dineh.This is true sovereignty….
  • “Dineh Gathering Gives Navajo Leader More Then An Ear Full” The Sovereign Dineh communities of Red Willow and Cactus Valley 11.03